An Essay on the Learning of Contingent Remainders and Executory...
Kent Admired Its "Ability and Perspicuity" Fearne, Charles [1742-1794]. An Essay on the Learning of Contingent Remainders and Executory Devises. Revised, Corrected, And Greatly Enlarged by the Author. London: Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers; for P. Uriel, 1776. xxii, , 479,  pp. Octavo (8-1/4 x 5"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, blind tooling to board edges. Light rubbing and a few minor scuffs to boards, faint creasing to spine, tiny chip to foot of spine, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges cracked. Light toning to text, offsetting to margins of preliminaries, final text leaves and rear endleaves, negligible faint dampstaining to lower outside corner of text block in a few places, "385" in small early hand to rear free endpaper, early owner signature (Edw. Tyson, 1777) to front free endpaper. A handsome copy. $350. * Third edition. According to Kent, "Fearne's Essay on Contingent Reminders...is a performance of a very superior character. It is eminently distinguished for the ability and perspicuity with which it unfolds and explains the principles of the most intricate parts of the law." First published in 1772, this was a standard work for decades. Its final edition, the 10th, was published in 1844. Kent, Commentaries on American Law I:514. English Short-Title Catalogue T140189.
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